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[Feeling Bold on Sinister, 4 kb]Pleasant, popular and polished climbing with three good pitches. Start below a small broken rib at 4m, just right of Clarion.. 1) 4b, 22m. Climb the broken pillar to good gear in the break at the first set of overhangs. Step over the overhang onto a large, slick foothold and move up the short slab to the base of a narrow corner. Follow the corner to a bulging wall above and devise an exit right to a tree belay.. 2) 4b, 10m. Move left and up to a football sized hold. Step left and pull on to a slab. Traverse left to a small tree and nut belays.. 3) 4a, 20m. Finish up the wide rounded crack of Clarion's second pitch. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Avon Gorge non-Extremes, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, South West Climbs for a Northerner, Avon sub-VSes, HS Climbs to do in Summer 2014.

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rdpounder - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14

Led second pitch (proper).
Draig - AltLd - 26/Jul/14

First HS lead. Went a bit off route on the second pitch (a bit onto Dexter) - but regained it for the wide crack.
Draig - Lead - 24/Jul/14

jon bradley - AltLd rpt - 11/Jul/14 with Huw Howells

Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jul/14

AndyRogers - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with ianlaw

Did the first pitch then had a moment attempting to gain the slab after the 'football'. Had a chat and abseiled off the tree.
nathanxmas - Lead dnf - 22/Jun/14 with Izzy, Dave

DavidWilby - 2nd dnf - 22/Jun/14 with Izzy, Nathan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jun/14

sheelba - AltLd - 12/Jun/14

1&2 (together)
Tom F Harding - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Sam Collins

Led first pitch, Sam led second
hp.hunt - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Sam Hooper

Led middle pitch/move
thom_jenkinson - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/14 with George Rowland

Pitch 1 and 3 . Difficult parts have good gear.
George.Rowland - AltLd - 03/Jun/14 with Thom jenkinson

P1 and P2, then abbed off before dark
Dave Ing - Lead rpt - 20/May/14 with Joe Kelly

Rebs - AltLd O/S - 14/May/14 with Thom Jenkinson

Led P2 with the famous 'football sized hold' - fantastic move but a very short pitch
thom_jenkinson - AltLd O/S - 14/May/14 with Rebs

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/14

Scuzlebut - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Gregor

Echna - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Rich

philmcf - Lead O/S - May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/14

AndyMcCoy - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/14 with Trevor, Andrew Paul

bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Gary Connor

Thought this was 1 star max, ok I guess. Lead 1st pitch, Dan lead the second two in one.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dan from Bristol, Hamish

Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dan Stickland, Andrea

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Mar/14

Psych - Lead O/S - Mar/14

sweet first pitch. Very grippy now actually. led 2nd/3rd pitch in one, and interesting traverse to the tree.
jammy4536 - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/14 with Richy Elliot, Tom Svejstrup

Lead P1 - fun climb - need to be more confident in my placements
RichyBOYY - AltLd - 24/Feb/14 with Jamie

James Jackson - 2014

bencaley - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Pippa Churcher

Pippa Churcher - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

laurashaw - Lead β - 19/Nov/13 with Pippa Churcher, laurence falconer

Pippa Churcher - 2nd - 19/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

I felt P1 was harder. Pretty poorly protected. VS? Loz's first proper trad multi-pitch in 5 years!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/13 with Loz K

Neil Gay - AltLd rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Ben Bird

ali macphee - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13

Led P2 and P3 as one.
BenBird - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Neil Gay

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/13

George Frisby - Lead β - 14/Aug/13 with Chris

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Steve Gibbs

We ran out of rope so had to start moving together.
aelaeks - 2nd - 28/Jul/13

James C link P1 and P2 together. I led pitch 3.
mikedevcole - AltLd - 18/Jul/13

(P1) a bit of polish nudges up the psychological grade slightly
katherinesydney - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/13 with mike bath

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13

jacksonm1 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13

mega muggy today but still enjoyable climbing
Stanners - AltLd rpt - 20/Jun/13 with Alex Rhodes

Led 2nd pitch
Alex_RhodesUK - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/13 with Rob Stanfield

will7 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with theo, techno gek

stujamac - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Mitchell Kane, Stephen Downward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

R_W_M - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Steve C

anthonylewis - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13 with pete ross

Led second pitch as one long pitch (up to lunchtime ledge). Very good quality climbing.
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/13 with Ben

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/13

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with Vienna

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 17/May/13 with James Pomeroy

Led p1, p3. Climbed wall to right of runnel on p3.
Poco Loco - AltLd rpt - 17/May/13 with Bald Eagle

Seconded 1st pitch. Completed remainder via second pitch of Dexter.
seanprendiville - 2nd - 12/May/13 with Tessa

Abbed off lunchtime ledge
laurence_falconer - 30/Apr/13 with Laura Shaw

laurashaw - 30/Apr/13 with laurence falconer

I really like this climb, awesome features (for avon). Worth running first two pitches together
Kemics - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Mel

tc7118 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/13

gingernick - AltLd - 03/Mar/13 with Daryl

laurence_falconer - Lead - 27/Feb/13 with Ben Cailey

bencaley - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Lawrence Falconer

Lovely move on the second pitch gets this route the ** it deserves.
Eagertom - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Laurence Falconer

Great climb with some excelent moves. Limited but very good protection. Was my first HS lead
laurence_falconer - Lead - 22/Feb/13 with Tom Eldridge

The horror! Pitch one was a pleasure, even the "frightening move up onto polished footholds". Pitch two was damp - half the holds above the porthole were sopping (i.e all of them bigger than a matchstick) and this move felt 5a! Pitch 3 was abysmal a muddy, wet slipfest. I'd done it as the top out from Clarion before and remembered a 4a (if that) bimble. This time round I backed off, leaving gear in the (sopping) crack below the chimney, later retrieved by abseil. Ugh.
Bobling - Lead - 16/Feb/13 with James

riff156 - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/13 with Hannah Carter, Jo Smith

Pleb - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with 2PointO

Me: P1 & P3 Alex: P2
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Pleb

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 2013

jcw - 2013

Patrickmartin99 - Lead O/S - Dec/12 with James

Luke Davies - Lead - 29/Sep/12

Light drizzle should have put us off at the start but we cracked on in true british grit, finishing soaked but happy. Very slippy
panda70 - Lead - 25/Sep/12 with Tom Court

Abandoned at second belay (rain)
Mayaculpa - 2nd dnf - 17/Sep/12 with John Volanthen

Lead all 3 pitches
RamblingRyan - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Emily, Col

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/12

Still polished!
Slick - Lead - 11/Sep/12 with Becky Bagnall, Isabel Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12

Not the best effort I have ever made, went off course on pitch 2 a bit
PaulWatson - Lead β - 28/Aug/12 with Eilidh

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with mike kann

Sinister first pitch, Dexter Second.
pffft - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/12 with Jojo Mills

P1 only
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Laura

Mark Salter - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Chris Shorrock

did a different 2nd pitch (or actually rather a different 3rd pitch) on the slab left of sinister, good VS 4c with reasonable protection in a good crack half way up
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Jana

jameslam - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with Patrick

riff156 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Ali Cann

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/12

Polished and horrible. Tried to do it in one pitch but got into a lot of trouble with rope getting tangled in bushes so best to do it in two.
squicky - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with George

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/12

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

HarryB - AltLd rpt - 01/Jun/12 with Jonny

p1 me, p2/3 Simon.
localboy - AltLd rpt - 29/May/12 with Simon C

teaching
DOVEY - 27/May/12 with Jake.P+ Billie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/May/12

Kyle87 - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Sarah Wysling

Only led the short second pitch
Nick Russell - AltLd rpt - 06/May/12 with Katherine

Katherine Ross - AltLd rpt - 06/May/12 with Nick Russell

Dean177 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Brett McElwaine

P3
Monk - AltLd rpt - 08/Apr/12 with Luke Vincent

Some nice climbing.
pffft - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Monkey

flyinfrenchy - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with ben.richards

ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Alex French

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12

due to "navigational errors" i traversed and did the crux of Clarion (left then up instead of up then left) as the second pitch, makes for an interesting variant.
mikeydee135 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Patrick C, Ruth Naughton-Doe

Best weekend of the year weather wise (first day after the clocks went forward. Horrendous sandbag for Jim's first ever climb, but he made it! Really great route, interesting features and plenty of protection.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12

pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with dave

Fun little number and easy to protect. Alot nicer than Dexter.
Ragingpossum - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/12 with harry kingston

P1 & P2
Dave Ing - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Peter

With a traverse to the start of pink wall direct
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Marti

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Ed Babington

martin clarke - AltLd - 19/Feb/12 with john frost

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/12

Boots
kyle - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/12

Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/12

matsav - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/12

I led pitches 1 & 3
LouiseP - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Rob

led the little traverse that is pitch 2 in order to minimise rope faff
R_W_M - 2nd rpt - 01/Feb/12 with LouiseP

kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Peter Rigby

David Qualtrough - 2012

stafford101 - Lead rpt - 07/Dec/11 with George Frisby, Will Bourne

Easy climb, with finish in the dark. Polished footholds makes the crux of the first pitch interesting.
Ragingpossum - 2nd - 07/Dec/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Nov/11

djking1983 - 2nd - 14/Nov/11 with Steve Knaggs

Nice, balancy climbing. Not as polished as I was expecting from the guidebook.
Katherine Ross - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Becky Hampshire

Becky H - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Katherine Ross

BethM - AltLd - 29/Aug/11

bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Beth

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 20/Aug/11 with Rob Horler

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 16/Aug/11

P1 of Sinister, P2 of Dexter.
hms - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Jenny

bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Aeddon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11

groliver26 - 2nd - 01/Aug/11 with Jon Ridley

Absolutely hated this with a passion - I wonder if I messed up the line big time? Boring, vegetated, polished, gentle gradient, rubbish top-out, and generally irritating. Uninspiring crux.
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Gavin Oliver

Lead 1st pitch, also lead P2+3 together, lovely route!
Kate Edhouse - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Kyle Worgan

Seconded until lead final pitch. Off to the right after lunchtime ledge.
luckyluke - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Dean Merchant

P2
andy dunn - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/11 with Alan

joeurwin - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Neil Gay

Neil Gay - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with joeurwin

jack did P.1 & 2, I did p.3. really nice evening especially as the sun came out
JamesRich - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Jack Bradbrook

Led the first two pitches, good climbing and good gear. You just need to trust your feet on some bits.
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with James Rich

Pete Rigby - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/11

p1 only; ran out of time
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Josh

Gregthebadger - AltLd - 06/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

It's getting a little slippery in places.
BB1 - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with P Ross

Roped solo, done as one long pitch by tying two ropes together.
Dave Ing - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

started raining halfway through the second pitch so backed off, fine climbing til then though
Joby - Lead dnf - 14/May/11 with Alice Fuller

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

great climb, definitely worth its 2 stars! Particularly enjoyed figuring out the tiny second pitch.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Martin Stanfield

Really nice climb, and way better views than I was expecting nearer the top. Crucial move on the second pich quite hard to find.
Stanley - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Robster666

BB1 - 2nd - 14/Apr/11 with P Ross

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Neil Larsen

Ali P1+3 me P2
HarryB - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/11

3rd time round seemed a lot harder. Deciding how to use the pocket on 2nd pitch took a good 5 mins. Left some gear in, my lead not impressed but retrieved later.
Feeling bold - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/11 with Barnstaple Neil

kyle - 2nd - 16/Feb/11 with Kate Edhouse

brilliant route, with some of the best bomber placements imaginable, a pity the rock was quite wet below the small overhang. Only downfall is just before the first anchor point a large hold came off missing dean by about a ft at most, thankfully my frantic scream of below was heard. Brilliant fun with a 20kg haul bag attached to you.
j miller - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/11 with mikey thompson, dean merchant

Mikey1988 - 08/Feb/11 with j miller

31770 - 2011

Danny Bags - 2011

pyro2312 - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with John M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10

Caspar - Lead - 28/Jul/10 with Emily Lloyd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10

localboy - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Simon F

simonf - 2nd - 27/Jul/10 with Mike

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Julian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

sweenyt - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Elena

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/10

Tom Brierley Gore - 2nd O/S - 17/May/10 with Neil Larsen

1st pitch only.
Dan_Staff - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with James Turner

nice climbing
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 04/May/10 with Rob U

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/May/10

P1+2 together
sweenyt - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Paula

1st pitch only. then 2nd pitch of dexter to lunch time ledge. V nice climb
bsavage - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/10 with Felicia Line

gingergeorge - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10

R_W_M - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Charlie, Chris

stafford101 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10

Clay C - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/10

Darrell Read - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Jacob Gaudoin, Ian Johnson

James_86 - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Jacob

Rosea Day - Lead rpt - Mar/10

richardadventurecafe - Lead - 30/Jan/10 with Neil Sperrings

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10

Phil PBC - 2010

Fred_Richard - Lead - 2010

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Toni Luke

seconded first pitch, lead the second.
tommoulds - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Schramm

nice warm up - ballsed up the rope work!!
mark schramm - Lead - 10/Oct/09 with tom m

tommoulds - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Schramm

Nice climb, not as scary as Dexter
mullermn - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Kylie Richards

Kylie - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with mullermn

P1 followed by P2 of Dexter
aipattison - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/09 with Alex Yare

Yetiyare - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Alex Pattison

Nice first pitch, plenty of gear if you look around. Second pitch nice and third pitch short of gear but bombproof before grove.
ron244 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Mike Connor, Peter Bird

mpc - 2nd - 18/Aug/09 with Ron Thomas

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Richard Harris

odd finish after crux on final pitch leader went left out of the groove and direct up the slab to the left hand corner of lunch time ledge. An interesting finish with v little gear :P
bsavage - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/09 with Richard Craddock

jez_springall - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/09 with Rich Paterson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/09

Warm sunny evening in the gorge after work. Really nice climb. The first pitch is the crux and quite bold, I didn't find many gear placements...
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with James Gray

Led in 'mildly moist' conditions. In hindsight would have run P1&2 together. Very nice climb.
aipattison - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Cate Muir

catemuir - 2nd - 07/May/09 with Alex Pattison

Rpt, just the first 2 pitches and then ab'd off to do clarion.
Feeling bold - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/09 with Cheddar John

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/09

3rd Pitch follow on from Clarion. It was gratifying to do this in the dry at last. Moving out of the chimney (where I came off in the rain) still prevented the greatest challange. Did the botonists variation at the end!
PaulWatson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/09 with Dan, Muny

thomasadixon - Solo rpt - 08/Apr/09

Monk - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Matt Hartgrove

led first pitch and then abed off
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Paula Worth

1st pitch only, followed by Dexter 2nd Pitch all done in one go, saved time but took us to the limit of the rope.
PaulWatson - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Tony

Went after work. I led first puitch - bot very scared! Not tht much gear and some delicate moves. Livi started second pictch but retreated as it got dark.
ClareR - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/09 with Livi

Kenemo - 2009

Hidden - 2009

climbingxcat - 2009 with Brian

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2009 with Rosea

Hidden - Lead - 23/Oct/08

all pitches lead. nice. Could probably do the second and third together by running out the traverse.
EmmanuelF - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08

Protheroe - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/08 with Eleri Dawson

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Sep/08

heavy shower as I followed second pitch, which was misnavigated by Dan, so it was a wet VS Clarion as opposed to the dry HS we had hoped for. Rather unconventional lead on third (really chucking down now), squirming up the ginnal where positive holds could be found, Small fall on first effort, so very glad I just bought that new No 2 cam. Ended up pushing with right foot really high to finally emerge. First wet climb, rough wet holds better that shiney dry ones mithinks.
PaulWatson - AltLd dog - 12/Aug/08 with Dan

First Gorge HS. Went slightly of route..
Ewan Richards - Lead - 30/Jul/08 with Tara

Caspar - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Simon Reynolds

lizannday - 2nd - Jun/08 with Neil Furgeson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/08

As a 2nd I can see reason for the 3pitches. Fun climb, bit of polish, some nice moves and not that hard.
Feeling bold - 2nd O/S - 14/May/08 with Andrew

django - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with maria brierley

brady - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Hilary

lead the correct route. very nice climb on a beautiful day
bsavage - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Piers

CarolineH - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/08 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/08

RMAS with novice
Theeni - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08

nicki_2712 - 2nd - 01/Mar/08 with Luke Hodson

lukehodson - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Nicki Morris

rh5980 - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/08 with Ben and Flic

Alternate route taken (this is closest route we could find). Climbed over bulge just before the LH traverse. Harder than grade in guide book.
bsavage - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/08 with Rob Horton, Felicia Line

Al Franks - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Emily Reynolds

Lead 2nd and 3rd pitch
Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Emily Reynolds

scorpia97 - 2008 with Caspian

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

dave657 - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07

Pitch 1 - 45m HS - Neil leads polished start, and a trickymove over the bulge , tho this can be avoided by using slightly harder, but grippy moves around. Pitch 2 - 18m 4A - Phil leads one move wonder... standing in the crack, you reach up over the bulge...to NO holds. Need to edge left til left hand in shoulder high crack, work left foot up before getting right up into hole at thigh level, then levering up. lots of pressing down. After that a walk. Pitch 3 - 9m 4B - Phil leads Arghhh... horrible polished chimney-type area part way up with crap protection (take some CAMS next time!!) .. used body jamming and got scared...but was later advised by all-knowing Neil I should have bridged out wider and used feet. If only I looked more closely first!
philkerswell - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/07 with Neil

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/07

Lead second (extremely short) pitch. Soft for HS, especially considering it's Avon.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Matt Frank

Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Olly Birrell

Just the little technical second pitch, nice little climb.
Eccentric - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Mark Walter

Seconded first pitch, to link with second pitch of Dexter. Enjoyable moves up to the first horizontal crack which proved interesting.
pishmishy - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Bernard

Went off-route but got back on. Went through a very sinister thorn bush....ouch
No-chalk Nailer - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Humpty Dangler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/07

Went way off route via lots of dirt/shrubbery and not much in the way of pro. Felt like E1 4c.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Tony Seale

CarolineH - 2nd - 02/May/07 with Neil

Hidden - 2007

A nice easy start to the day. Ian led the first two pitches (4a,4b) and I led the third pitch (4a).
flatcap - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/06 with IanI

Zoomer - Lead - 14/Oct/06 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 14/Oct/06 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/06

Hidden - Sep/06

Goog climb, first pitch of main interest, secound has polished move but of no difficulty. Easy finish through chimney, more like scrambling
deanster01 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/06 with Laurie Neale

Jethro - AltLd - Jul/06 with Tom Bouquet

furry - Lead O/S - 12/May/06

Lead 3rd pitch after seconding Clarion
timstyles - Lead O/S - May/06 with Jon Bradley

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/06

Combined 2nd and 3rd pitch
dpmUK - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/06 with Jayne

phsharpy - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/06 with Bethan Davies

Hidden - 29/Jan/06

Hidden - 29/Jan/06

Hardest lead yet, quite enjoyable too.
Shezzer - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/06 with Simon Brown, James Parrot

mike kann - Solo - 2006

Bern - 2006

SeanB - AltLd O/S - 2006 with rob, matt

John Lisle - 2006

Looking back on it this was *not* Sinister, totally off route, from start to finish.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 2006

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ivster - 2006

Slick - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/05

pattisonr - Jul/05 with Matt

Bux - Lead rpt - May/05 with Will

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Dan Graves

mwh - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/05 with Ruth

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

joe_alexander - Lead - 2005

mol - Lead - 20/Oct/04 with Dave

KarlH - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/04 with Tom Hales

Hidden - AltLd - May/04

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/04 with PJ

First led IH up it, prob 2003/4 or 5. Have soloed all pitches many times since (starting from about 2007).
Richard Hall - Solo - 2004 with Ian Hawkins

JamieAyres - AltLd rpt - Oct/03 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/03

five - AltLd O/S - Sep/03

Whealiebob - AltLd - 05/Jul/03 with Ste and Chris

Digger - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/03 with James Latham

7ames - Lead - 2003

MikeC59 - Lead - 23/Jun/02

evhall - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/02 with J

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 08/May/02 with Judith Wildman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

Paz - AltLd - 2002 with SN

IceMonkey1982 - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/01

Andrew1 - TR - 29/May/01 with Martin Carter

gimmer - 2001

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2001

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 06/May/00

jim_randell - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/00 with DG

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/00

John Southworth - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/00 with Vicky Munn

Hidden - 2000

Ally Smith - 2000

Mickdenali - Lead O/S - 2000 with Keith Biddle

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 1999

Hidden - AltLd - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1999

Hidden - Lead - Aug/98

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/98

jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/97 with WW

DavidR - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/97 with John Marston

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Jul/96 with Dave ?

WRMusall - 2nd - 05/May/96 with Rick Stanley

colin milton - AltLd - 05/Apr/96 with eric milton

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 1996

jim_randell - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/95 with SL

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95

Tom Vivian - AltLd - 29/Nov/94

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/94 with Martin Sime

jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/94 with FW

AndySL - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/94 with Joff, Mark

leland stamper - 1990

Richard Weller - AltLd - 28/Jul/89 with john sanders

AndyB123 - AltLd - 1989 with Andy E

Tony Buckley - Lead - Apr/88

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

sniffer - Lead - 1988 with Paul Thomas

mikej - AltLd - 08/Aug/87 with Pete Rowbottom

bullybones - Lead - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/85

HS***,4a,4b,4a
Pete Nugent - Lead β - 02/Feb/85 with Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Jul/84 with Phil Windall

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/84

wynaptomos - Lead O/S - Nov/83

andy tetsill - Lead - Jun/83 with Manchester Poly

andy gittins - 1983

andy gittins - 1983

John Marsland - Lead - Jun/82 with Karen Creek

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/81

Nigel Coe - 28/Jun/81 with John Walmsley

First day of lead climbing. Soloed 19/7/81.
stp - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/81

leland stamper - Lead O/S - 1980

In the rain.
Nigel Coe - Lead - 25/Nov/79 with Jackie Coe

Mike C - AltLd - 24/Nov/79 with Walter Phipps

Nigel Coe - 30/Sep/79 with Steve Portnoi

Hidden - 1979

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/76

Mark Kemball - Lead - 11/May/75 with Norman

Nigel Bond - Lead - 21/Jul/74 with Pete Dainty

Nigel Bond - Lead - 21/Jul/74 with Pete Dainty

Andy Chubb - 1974 with Phil Jardine

Bolt Phobia - 23/Sep/73

Steve Woollard - Lead O/S - 1973

Hidden - 2nd - 1970

Hidden - 2nd - 1969

Hidden - AltLd - 1965

Annette Hudson and I on a RUMC meet. Alt leads
oldmanofmow - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/57

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Voting
Total votes cast 117
hard VS1 of 41
VS0 of 41
easy VS0 of 41
hard HS3 of 41
HS32 of 41
easy HS3 of 41
hard S2 of 41
S0 of 41
easy S0 of 41
hard 4c0 of 39
4c1 of 39
easy 4c0 of 39
hard 4b1 of 39
4b32 of 39
easy 4b4 of 39
hard 4a1 of 39
4a0 of 39
easy 4a0 of 39
3 Stars2 of 37
2 Stars22 of 37
1 Star12 of 37
0 Stars1 of 37
Bag of .....0 of 37
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Style of ascent

Soloed9 of 395 (2.3%)
Lead164 of 395 (41.5%)
Followed68 of 395 (17.2%)
Toproped1 of 395 (0.3%)
Alt Leads116 of 395 (29.4%)
Unknown37 of 395 (9.4%)

'Climbed'134 of 395 (33.9%)
clean O/S207 of 395 (52.4%)
clean β6 of 395 (1.5%)
clean rpt41 of 395 (10.4%)
dogged2 of 395 (0.5%)
dnf5 of 395 (1.3%)